Nadia* grew up in a Muslim family in the Palestinian Territories and always had a passion to draw closer to God. When her friend started living as a fundamentalist Muslim and followed the Quran exactly, Nadia followed along. But she soon hit a stumbling block.
In many closed countries in the Middle East, Christians cannot share their faith publicly – or, if they do, they risk attack, rejection or imprisonment. Open Doors fieldworkers like Rashid, Jonathan and Peter (names changed) courageously work with secret believers, ensuring that they don’t face persecution alone. In this interview, they explain what secret believers experience in the Middle East.